Invasive Species Removal


Two people hike a trail surrounded by fall colors
Acquired in 1967 as a donation from the Eberstadt family, Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge protects 80 acres on the north shore of Long Island in the Village of Lloyd Harbor, 25 miles east of New York City. The refuge is open to the public and is an extremely popular shore fishing location.



12 Target Rock Rd.
Huntington, NY 11743
United States

Volunteer Position Overview

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About This Position

If you are passionate about protecting our native species and restoring our refuges, this position is for you! The Long Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex is seeking volunteers to assist staff in our fight against invasive plant species. Positions are available at Elizabeth A. Morton in Sag Harbor, Target Rock in Huntington, and Wertheim in Shirley. Volunteer duties include invasive plant identification, physical removal of invasive plants via hand pulling, digging, cutting, and weed whacking, and reporting management activities to refuge staff. All volunteers will be provided with thorough training in invasive plant identification and control. Work is primarily self-directed, with occasional group workdays scheduled for the spring and summer. This position is seasonal with more hours in the spring, summer, and fall with few to no hours in the winter.

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Other Ways to Work with Us

Are you looking for something different than a volunteer opportunity? The Fish and Wildlife Service employs around 9,000 people nationwide and offers great internship opportunities every year.